A high school teacher filmed in a passionate embrace with a pupil fell victim to a $500 bet between five friends about who could kiss her first, it emerged today.
Eric Arty, 18, beat his friends to the jackpot after the student and four friends put in $100 for a race to romance their global studies teacher Julie Warning, 26.
Andrew Cabrera, a junior at Manhattan Theater Lab HS, where Warning worked until Tuesday, told the New York Post: 'It was a bet with a group of his friends. They gave him the $500 [pot].'
Speaking about Arty's seduction, he said: 'He would go after class and basically try to seduce her.
'I don't know if she knew [about the bet]. They were all trying to get with her.